Enhancing water related research and education throughout Illinois




Revisions to Use-Attainment Determinations and Causes of Impairment for 33 Specific Stream Segments in the 2018 Integrated Water Quality Report Public Notice 

Beginning Date: May 9, 2019 

Final Date for Comments: May 24, 2019

Success Stories

Congratulations on receiving the UCOWR Early Career Award for Applied Research for 2019.
Dr. Ashlynn S. Stillwell
Assistant Professor
Congratulation on receiving First Place recipient of the UCOWR 2019 Ph.D. Dissertation Award for Water Policy and Socio-Economics.
Dr. Christopher M. Chini
Research Scholar

About Us

The Illinois Water Resources Center is one of 54 federally-funded water research institutes in the United States. 

What we do

As a part of University of Illinois Extension , the Illinois Water Resources Center works with scientists, water professionals, and communities to address the state’s water resource challenges.

Nutrient Loss Reduction

Personal Engagement

Groundwater and Geothermal

featured research

Using bioavailability to assess pyrethroid insecticide toxicity in urban sediments

Dr. Michael Lydy

featured research

Redefine Droughts in the U.S. Corn Belt

– Dr. Kaiyu Guan and Mr. Hyungsuk Kim